I haven’t done a Before-and-After in a while, but one of yesterday’s masonry screens came from the old Admiral Benbow Inn (now Admiral Retirement Center) and reminded me I had an old postcard from its glory days of colorful panels and brick. Usually I just let the photos do the talking, but this one has me puzzled. At first I thought the postcard above must have its top picture reversed but that can’t be because the words are right. What has changed with the Admiral Benbow (besides becoming much less colorful?) in its transition from a motel to a retirement home?
Here’s an aerial shot to get some perspective.